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Summary: A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives, which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith, abruptly disturbed when they are forced to follow the new laws of their foreign occupants.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cohen Media Group 2015

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF TIM

Summary: "[H]andsome young Tariq is about to marry Bilquis, eldest daughter of a prominent and powerful judge. But as he wanders the ancient city of Sana'a late one night, he spots a beautiful young woman dancing in the street and falls madly in love with her. Before long, the young groom must choose between following his heart and protecting his family's honor."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF NEW

Summary: Talal Derki returned to his Syrian homeland where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses primarily on the children, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic caliphate. Osama and his brother Ayman both love and admire their father and obey...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2019

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN OF

Summary: Italian visual artist Yuir Ancarani's exquisite documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry. The opulence of this Middle Easterm gas state is on full display as the men race SUVs up and down sand dunes, fly their prized falcons around on private jets, and take their pet cheetahs out for desert spins in their souped-up Ferraris.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CHA

Summary: After fleeing his negligent and abusive parents, a hardened, streetwise twelve-year-old boy sues them to protest the life they've given him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD CAP

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CAP

Summary: Examines the long standing Palestinian/Jewish conflict in the Middle East.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN IN

Summary: "Amin Jaafari ..., an Israeli Palestinian surgeon, fully assimilated into Tel Aviv society, has a loving wife, an exemplary career, and many Jewish friends. But his picture-perfect life is turned upside down when a suicide bombing leaves nineteen dead, and the Israeli police inform him that his wife, who also died in the explosion, was responsible. Convinced of her innocence, Amin abandons the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ATT

Summary: "In his epic and engaging documentary of life in Baghdad before and after the 2003 US invasion, Iraqi filmmaker Abbas Fahdel acquaints us with a moving portrait of his own family and friends as they struggle in the advent and the uncertain aftermath of war. Displaying courage, grace and even humor after decades of deprivation through conflict, international sanctions, and totalitarian...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HOM

Summary: Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad's breathtaking work, a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage, follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Grasshopper Film 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LAS

Summary: Beshay, a man cured of leprosy, has never left the leper colony in the Egyptian desert where he has lived since childhood. Following the death of his wife, he finally decides to go in search of his roots. With his meager possessions strapped to a donkey cart, he set out. Quickly joined by Obama, the Nubian orphan he has taken under his wing, Beshay will cross Egypt and confront the world with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN YOM

Summary: From the 2011 overthrow of a 30-year dictator, through military rule, and culminating with the forced military removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president in the summer of 2013, we follow a group of Egyptian activists as they battle leaders and regimes, and risk their lives to build a new society of conscience. The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster. Through the news, we...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SQU

Summary: Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War (1914-1918), the film recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's 'lost generation': Anna, a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien, a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2017

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FRA

Summary: Students from Zombietown are transferred to a high school in a suburban town preoccupied with uniformity, traditions and pep rallies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE ZOM

Summary: Police inspector Carl Mørck and his assistant Assad investigate a cold case about a disappeared woman; when the murder of young twins implicates a group of students as the killers, Carl Mørck investigates; Department Q must catch a serial killer before time runs out.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DEP

Summary: In an unidentified French-speaking West African country, chaos reigns as civil war erupts. For the rebels, it's time to banish the 'white material' -- white folk and the trappings of white life. Among these is the Vial coffee plantation inhabited by Maria, her ex-husband Andre, their son Manuel, and his grandfather Bernard, a white family of French origin. Their terrified workers have fled,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WHI

Summary: After living her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko decides to visit her relatives in the countryside. As she travels, memories of her youth resurface. And after meeting young farmer Toshio, she wonders if she's been true to the dreams of her childhood self.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME ONL

Summary: This stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and Pagansim, humankind and nature, and love and violence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2013

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAR

Summary: Based on the memoirs of an imprisoned French resistance leader, this unbelievably taut and methodical marvel follows the fictional Fontaine's single-minded pursuit of freedom, detailing the planning and carrying out of his escape with gripping precision.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAN

Summary: After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded periodpieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN KWA

Summary: 19th-century "folklore collectors" Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm are con artists. They perform exorcisms of "evil enchantments" (for a healthy fee) while wandering about in French-occupied Germany during the Napoleonic wars. Wilhelm is a swashbuckling cad with an answer for everything, while Jacob is a dreamer who looks at life through fairytale-tinted spectacles. When French Gen. Delatombe gets wise...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Dimension Home Video 2005

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1 available in Fantasy DVDs, Call number: DVD FANTASY BRO

Summary: The citizens of a small Mexican farming village hire seven gun fighters to defend them from a ruthless and exploitative group of bandits led by Calvera. As Calvera's next raid approaches, the peasants and the gun fighters work together to prepare to defend the village.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment Inc. 2001

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAG NOT RATED

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2 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN MAG

Summary: Shows Camille Claudel, a protégé and mistress of Auguste Rodin, in 1915 when she was imprisoned in an insane asylum. Camille was also the sister of the Christian mystic poet Paul Claudel, the last of her family to pay her regular visits. Inspired by the correspondence between Paul and Camille, the movie focuses on Camille 's struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy in a crowd of schizophrenics....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CAM

Summary: To prove that one bad day can make any man as insane as he is, the Joker wages a psychological war on Batman that catches Commissioner Gordon and his daughter in the crippling crossfire and leaves scars on the Dark Knight that even time won't heal.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE BAT

Summary: Ponette is a sad little girl. She has survived a car crash that killed her mother and left her with a broken arm. Her father takes to live with an aunt, who has two children roughly her age, explaining to his tearful, disbelieving daughter that her mother is not coming back. Not understanding the finality of death in an adult way, Ponette wonders why if Jesus gets to rise from the dead, why...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1998

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PON

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